New Gun Violence Prevention Group ‘Everytown for Gun Safety’ Unites Mayors, Moms and Millions of Americans on New Paths to Victory

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Almost a year after a minority of the U.S. Senate blocked legislation to require comprehensive gun background checks despite near-unanimous public support, a new organization launching today will unite millions of Americans who will work together to end gun violence and counter the Washington gun lobby: Everytown for Gun Safety. At its center, the organization will house Mayors Against Illegal Guns, founded by former New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and former Boston Mayor Tom Menino, … [Read more...]

April 16th Events

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A year ago, a minority in the Senate voted to block legislation that would have required background checks for all commercial gun sales and saved lives. But even though Congress has stalled, we've seen victories in states and cities all over the country, and our movement is stronger than ever. There's a lot left to do, and your participation in the movement is crucial to passing common-sense laws all over the country. On Wednesday, April 16th, we're joining with Mayors Against Illegal Guns … [Read more...]

Tennessee Moms Demand Action Chapter Applauds House Finance Subcommittee for Opposing Dangerous Gun Bills

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Tennessee Moms Thank House Finance Subcommittee for Rejecting Legislation that Would Have Repealed Permitting Requirements for Open Carry of Loaded Guns in Public and Revoked Local Authority To Pass Public Safety Policies The Tennessee chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America released the following statement in response to the House Finance Subcommittee rejecting House Bills 2409 and 1407. Both pieces of legislation were activated last week after initially being placed behind … [Read more...]

Statement by Tennessee Moms Demand Action Chapter Urging General Assembly to Reject House Bills 2409 and 1407

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Tennessee Moms Oppose Bills That Would Repeal Permitting Requirements for the Open Carry of Loaded Handguns in Public and Revoke Local Authority To Pass Public Safety Policies The Tennessee chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America released the following statement on House Bills 2409 and 1407. Both pieces of legislation were activated in the House Finance Committee last week after initially being placed behind the budget. The Senate has already passed its version of each bill. … [Read more...]

Statement on Shootings at Jewish Community Center and Village Shalom in Kansas City

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Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America released the following statement from Reverend Michelle Reed, a member of the Kansas chapter of Moms Demand Action in response to the shootings at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City and Village Shalom where at least 3 people were killed today. “Kansans are still reeling from the breaking news that, on the eve of Passover, a gunman has killed at least three people at the JCC and Village Shalom – … [Read more...]

Texas Moms Demand Action Chapter Gives Testimony on Open Carry Laws: Calls on Legislators to Focus on State Background Checks Loophole and Lax Permit, License and Training Protocols

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This morning, the Texas chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America testified in front of members of the Committee on Agriculture, Rural Affairs and Homeland Security, which is considering “recommendations on removing barriers to Second Amendment Rights, including but not limited to open carry legislation.” “The open carry of loaded firearms in public should not be considered by Texas legislators until they address the lack of federal and state requirements for background checks on … [Read more...]

Statement on Shooting at Ft. Hood From Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

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Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America released the following statements in response to the shooting at Ft. Hood today in which four people were killed (including the shooter by his own hand) and 16 were injured. A fact sheet on the 2009 mass shooting at Ft. Hood is available here. "Our thoughts are with all those at Ft. Hood tonight as another tragedy unfolds among the heroes who have given their utmost for our country," said Mark Glaze, executive … [Read more...]

Washington Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action Applaud Step Forward for Common-Sense Gun Laws As Governor Signs Bill to Protect Women and Children from Domestic Abusers

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Legislators Unanimously Supported HB 1840 to Stop Domestic Abusers from Getting Guns While Under a Restraining Order; Governor Inslee Signed Bill Into Law Today Washington Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America today applauded Governor Jay Inslee’s signing of HB 1840, bipartisan legislation that will stop domestic abusers from getting guns while under a restraining order. The bill was supported by domestic abuse survivors and advocacy organizations, law … [Read more...]

Statements on Unanimous Supreme Court Decision Today in United States V. Castleman to Prohibit Domestic Abusers from Having Guns

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Decision Rejects Gun Lobby Argument to Arm Dangerous People; Protects Women and Children The Supreme Court ruled unanimously today in United States v. Castleman that federal law bars people convicted of misdemeanor domestic abuse charges from having guns. The Court’s opinion, by Justice Sotomayor, will help protect abused women and children from gun violence. Mayors Against Illegal Guns submitted an amicus brief in this case. "Women and children are safer today because of the decision … [Read more...]